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Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON

OBITUARY

James "Jim" Craig

March 12, 1948February 13, 2020

James (Jim) Craig Jim was born in the Camden area of London, England on March 12, 1948 to Thomas and Gilda Craig. Jim was the eldest of five children: David (deceased), Peter, Allan and Elizabeth. The family emigrated to Toronto in 1957, but returned to England in 1962. Jim, who was 14 years old at that time, couldn’t really settle in England, and returned permanently to Canada in 1966 at the age of 18. Jim thrived here and qualified as a chartered accountant. After working with several different companies, he started his own business in 1976. His company provided accounting, bookkeeping, consulting and taxation services to many small businesses in the GTA. Because of his good nature, dedication and honest character, many co-workers and clients became his friends. Sadly, Jim began to suffer with health problems 10 years ago, and his health continued to deteriorate gradually.

Jim passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020. He will always be remembered for his commitment to his family and friends, as well as his courtesies to his clients. Jim will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held at Thompson Funeral Home, 530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora on Saturday, February 22, 2020, with Visitation at 1 pm and Memorial Service at 2 pm.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association www.diabetes.ca

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Craig family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 22, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 22, 2020

Memories

James "Jim" Craig

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Jim Monroe

February 24, 2020

I remember Jim because he did my income taxes. Occasionally, I
would get him a coffee when I came to the office. He liked his coffee.
He was always cordial when I came to his office. I could see he was a busy man. I will miss him. I am sorry that I missed the funeral.
I had another engagement on that day.
I am donating Canadian Diabetes charity.
Take care and have a great day.

Amir & Nuri Ali

February 21, 2020

Jim was an amazing man with a sense of looking out for the “small” guy. We will always be grateful for his compassion and guidance he gave for so many years. Rest In Peace our friend.

Ed Stone

February 21, 2020

Jim was always looking out for his clients' best interests, as I know firsthand ... He knew I was a newcomer to retail and business ownership, and his knowledge and expert advice helped Executive Stereo through tough times, and I could always count on Jim to guide me through the muddy waters of dealing with CRA accountants and always with a smile and a gentle laugh included! He will be missed.

Donna Elkins

February 21, 2020

I first met Jim in the early eighties when I was looking for my first full-time job. He was clearly a very kind man and made me feel comfortable as I made my way through the interview. Throughout the years between then and now, Jim became a mentor and a dear friend. He was always there when I needed his advise. Jim's clients often became valued friends to him. He never charged them more than he thought they could afford. In the later years, as his health became fragile and he was in and out of care, he maintained his positive and caring attitude. I miss you, my friend, and will always be grateful to have known you.

Anita Vanderhaeghe

February 18, 2020

Jim was a generous, thoughtful and wise man, who helped my husband Chris and I through the years in our business with advice and great service. My deepest sympathies for your loss. My Chris passed two years ago last week, and I am sure he and Jim are having a laugh together and watching over us all. No more pain, no more worries. Hakuna matata. Bless you Jim.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY